CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – A shooting on a North Carolina university campus left two people dead and four wounded Tuesday, prompting a lockdown and chaotic scene in the state’s largest city.
UNC Charlotte issued a campus lockdown late Tuesday afternoon, saying shots had been fired.
“Shots reported near Kennedy. Run, Hide, Fight. Secure yourself immediately,” the university said in an alert, referring to the school’s Kennedy building on campus.
Mecklenburg Emergency Medical Services Agency said on Twitter that two people were found dead at the scene, two others have life-threatening injuries and two others have injuries that are not life-threatening. They said the numbers could change.
Aerial shots from local television news outlets showed police officers running toward a building, while another view showed students running on a campus sidewalk.
The university later reported that law enforcement officers were sweeping campus buildings.
WCNC later reported the suspect was in custody and is a former student at the school.
According to the NBC affiliate, officials say 22-year-old Trystan Terrell was a History major at UNC Charlotte but dropped out this semester.
NBC Charlotte was on the scene when Terrell was escorted to CMPD headquarters.